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Cloth patch printed Buchenwald over a red inverted triangle worn by a German Jewish man

Object | Accession Number: 1995.78.5

Buchenwald prisoner badge worn by Alfred Fabian in Niederorschel and Buchenwald concentration camps from November 19, 1944, to April 11, 1945. The inverted red triangle on the badge signifies a political prisoner. On May 17, 1943, Alfred, wife Ruth, 5 year old daughter Ingrid, and Alfred’s mother Erna were deported to Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp in Czechoslovakia. On October 12, 1944, the family was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center, where Ruth, Ingrid, and Erna were gassed on arrival. On November 19, 1944, Alfred was sent to Niederorschel slave labor camp, a Buchenwald subcamp in Germany. Niederorschel was evacuated on April 1, 1945. Alfred was sent to Buchenwald where he was liberated April 11 by the 761st Tank Battalion, US Army.

Date
1944 November 19-1945 April 11  (use)
Geography
use : Niederorschel (Concentration camp); Niederorschel (Germany)
use : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alfred Fabian
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:13
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